Horton is an agricultural community located in northeast Kansas on the south central edge of Brown County, at what is know as the "Junction" of the Chicago, Kansas, and Nebraska Railroad. Elevation is 1,134 feet above sea level. Population zoomed to approximately 4,000 shortly after the town was started, reached its peak in 1923 (5,012) and is now down to about 1,700 after the closing of the Rock Island Shops. The local school district is USD 430 South Brown County.
The city of Horton, rightfully dubbed the "Electric City" operates its own distributing company (LDC), having a 5 megawatt generating facility, a water treatment and distribution system, treating on average 180,000 gallons per day. The city also has a water pollution control center, which treats nearly 160,000 gallons of waste per day. Additionally, the city constructs and maintains over 25 miles of street infrastructure.
The "Electric City"
City of Horton
The Heart of Horton fund is a foundation helping local families pay their utilities. Indicate your gift and add it to your payment ticket on the back of your card, or stop by City Hall to make a donation.